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Celtic appear to have lost their way in the Scottish Premiership

Celtic appear to have lost their way in the Scottish Premiership after managing only two wins in the last five games.

This poor form has allowed Aberdeen, who are seen as their closest rivals in the league, have closed the advantage to just one point. Admittedly, they have played a game more than the table leaders. Still, they are too close to comfort for Celtic, who were expected to walk to the title. The absence of Rangers has really taken the sting out of the title race, as there have been few real challengers for Celtic in the last few years.

Despite being under pressure because of poor results, manager Ronny Deila says that it would be daft to expect an easy title success even in the Scottish league. Aberdeen will be top of the table this weekend if they manage to get a positive result against Inverness. There have been a lot of calls to sack manager Deila, but the Norwegian claimed that Aberdeen are a very good football team and he expects the title race to continue till the end of the season.

Celtic recently suffered a 2-1 defeat against Motherwell and it is fast turning into one of the worst Christmas periods for the club. The Scottish League is almost set to welcome Rangers back to the top division from next season.

"I think they are a very good football team. They have a consistency and have worked in peace for many years with the same squad and have strengthened the squad. So they are a good opponent.We need to win games and get the points we need to win it and they are going to push us until the last minute. There are always ups, very high and very low, it's never something in between. There are hundreds of media and everybody needs a story,” said Deila.